I know, I know, specimen art is all over blog-land. Even still, I wanted to try one out. I have so much "stuff" in my studio (doesn't it crack you up that people call their craft rooms, studios these days!) that I knew that this could be a craft that I could make without having to run to Micheals! A while back I had bought three of these frames when they were 50% off at Micheals. They have been sitting in the garage, and to be honest, I have felt guilty for buying these frames and not using them yet.
I knew that I wanted to make the specimen art with hearts. So, I pulled out the trusty Cricut and one of my favorite fonts, Simply Sweet.
I chose three different patterned papers to make the art with. I then cut 12, 2 inch hearts out of each patterned paper.
After cutting the hearts out, I stacked the three patterned hearts together and I pulled out the trusty sewing machine...
and I sewed straight down the center of each set of hearts.
I stitched the hearts without cutting the thread, to end up with a heart garland. I cut the strings to separate the hearts.
I then, "fluffed" the hearts to give them dimension and to show off the patterned paper on the hearts.
I then lined up the hearts on the white paper that I covered the front of the glass in the frame with. Oh, before I covered the glass, I took red thread and made a border on the paper by sewing the border on the sewing machine. I eye-balled the hearts onto the paper and attched them with glue dots.
I think it turned out pretty cute!
This was a really fast, really simple and really cheap craft project! I love the way the single mint green heart looks with the red hearts! :)
I do love the dimension of the hearts on the frame.
Instead of the "12th" heart, I cut the word love out of the same cartridge and put it in place of the last heart.
Have a great Wednesday!
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